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    What is the biggest difference in double pricing you've seen?

    I see a lot of posts about double pricing, and it never really bothered me before but maybe I hadn't been enough places to really notice much of a difference.

    What is the biggest pricing difference you've seen in Thailand, between Thais and Farangs, and what kind of place was it? I'm just curious as to how much of a difference we are talking about here.

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    Re: What is the biggest difference in double pricing you've seen?

    One example is that the Grand Palace is 350 baht (more now?) for foreigners, 0 baht for Thais.

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    Re: What is the biggest difference in double pricing you've seen?

    Praying to the Golden Buddha, Thai Buddhists free, foreign Buddhists 40 baht.

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    Re: What is the biggest difference in double pricing you've seen?

    National parks, farang 200 Baht, Thai 20-30 Baht.

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    Re: What is the biggest difference in double pricing you've seen?

    national parks: farang 200/100 Thai 40/20
    but many national parks are 100/50 (Thai 20/10) or even totally free

    I have been to many of these parks and I still see no reason to overreact about these prices (even though outside Chiang Mai I have to pay the farang price more often than not, as there seems to be no nationwide agreement on what the Thai driving licence is good for.)

    I find it sort of funny that many people have no problems blowing 1000++ a day on accommodation, another 1000++ on food and booze, 1000+++ on "shopping trips", and then they complain about 200 baht that even I am ok with, on my 1000 usd a month salary.

    moaners: just grow up, please.

    (this is not directed at people here merely citing figures, to be clear.)

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    Re: What is the biggest difference in double pricing you've seen?

    Double pricing is appalling and totally unacceptable – absolutely wrong.
    What about the different salary scales to different nationalities? (doing the same job)

    Any comparisons?
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    Re: What is the biggest difference in double pricing you've seen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rufus View Post
    I see a lot of posts about double pricing, and it never really bothered me before but maybe I hadn't been enough places to really notice much of a difference.

    What is the biggest pricing difference you've seen in Thailand, between Thais and Farangs, and what kind of place was it? I'm just curious as to how much of a difference we are talking about here.
    Hi Rufus and all,

    My husband and I went to Chiang Mai Zoo quite a few year back. I cannot remember exactly how much the admission fees were but roughly says...I paid 50 Baht then the ticket officer asked for 150 - 200 Baht for my husband entry. I couldn't belive it so I asked why my husband had to pay different price like that. Their respond was because he didn't pay tax ...I went what the...?!

    And yeah...I still go what the...up until this minute!!!
    Can somebody explain why this silly system is allowed to be operated??

    Cheers,
    Lime

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    Re: What is the biggest difference in double pricing you've seen?

    Siam Ocean World is probably one of the worst tourist attraction offenders, with it's 450 baht - 850 baht double pricing.

    Outside of tourist attractions, I've come across the occasional restaurant with double pricing menus too, and as far I remember Hollywood disco in Bangkok charges foreigners about 2 or 3 times the Thai price for whisky too (or at least used to), Thai Airways charges less for Thai nationals as do some condo developers.

    But surely the upmarket private hospitals have the biggest double pricing differences, I think Bumrungrad has double pricing for surgeries and Yanhee definitely does as they openly admit it on their website. I imagine that depending on the operation the differences between Thai and foreign prices could even run to tens of thousands of baht.

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    Re: What is the biggest difference in double pricing you've seen?

    well, a dollar is worth like 30+ baht...i recall that's fair. ur coming to their lands & u better pay foreigner price.

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    Re: What is the biggest difference in double pricing you've seen?

    it's not me who gets overcharged, it's the Thais who get a discount.

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